Bad Company and Horrible Management, but good security experience.
Security Officer/Supervisor (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 4 January 2018
I consider myself to be a professional S.O. with over 7 years of security experience. Blue Knight Security was the last employment I ever applied for a security officer position.
Some great colleagues can be found in the company. However, No benefits or job security while I was a full time employee. Union is absolutely useless and redundant. You will never hear from them. At the time (probably still is) the union representative had a unique partnership tied to V.P. Never received a response or assist from the union, only from the mouth of the V.P. directly. Most disagreements with management will warrant threats of "holding cheques" or threat of termination against you. Supervisory positions often are certain to be acquired, but with little benefit to them. Advancements only can be acquired through favouritism and not seniority or performance. More replacement Supervisors than I can count during my tenure at B.K.S.
Be comfortable acquiring shifts in just a short few hours prior, 12 to 14 hour shifts, and long commutes out of town to sites. Be sure not to disagree with ANY management or you'll find yourself out of a job.
Good experience though for a security guard.
Good experience and some good colleagues.
No Benefits, Redundant Union, Long Hours, No Job Security, No Advancements, Horribly Salary (Pre-2018), Horrible Management.